You can't pour from an empty jug: to be able to look after others we have to look after ourselves. There's a bewildering amount of information and resources out there to help us support our own wellbeing, so we've kept this simple: brief information on local support, and links to national and online resources.

Local Support

Staff Wellbeing Support

tel: 0800 043 0366

email: shet-hb.sws@nhs.net

Confidential space for health and social care staff to talk; access/advice on 1:1 support for health and wellbeing. Available 6pm - 9pm, Monday to Friday.


Staff Wellbeing Area & Sanctuary

Space to rest and reflect at the Gilbert Bain Hospital Sanctuary. Refreshments including tea & coffee, as well as self-care resources. Open all hours, every day. We are in the process of making similar spaces more widely available throughout Shetland.


Spiritual Care - Neil Brice

Support available to all staff who need someone to speak to. 


Shetland's Mental Health Directory

A document detailing all local services available to support mental health and wellbeing in Shetland.


National and Online Support

PRoMIS  - National Wellbeing Hub, resources for individuals and managers, from a partnership of national, local and professional bodies in Scotland.

Clear Your Head - Things you can do to help clear your head, from the Scottish Government.

Staff Wellbeing Toolkit - Messages, links and resources on key areas of health and wellbeing, from Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health

Psychosocial Support - Key resources to support mental health and wellbeing of staff and managers, from NHS Education Scotland.

Coaching for Wellbeing - a digital coaching service for all health and social care staff.